Tips on Tipping

“We are so used to tipping in the U.S.,” says Margaret T. Cassilly, a Washington, D.C. — based meetings industry consultant. “If we go to another culture we tend to tip regardless.” But tipping protocols in Europe and Asia do differ somewhat from in the U.S., whether it is in restaurants, taxis, hotels, or private functions. In Britain, for example, people really tip only when they've had outstanding service, notes Sally Hodson, senior marketing executive, Incentive and Corporate Meetings,

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